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Girl Band Announce New Album ’The Talkies’


Girl Band - “Shoulderblades” (Official Video):

Girl Band return with their second album “The Talkies”, produced by the band’s own Daniel Fox, on September 27th, 2019. The album is the follow-up album to the Dublin’s groundbreaking 2015 debut ‘Holding Hands with Jamie’. Pre-order your copy here*

*Limited edition blue vinyl available from our webstore. 

**Pre-order the album on CD or Vinyl or one of the bundles from our webstore and receive an exclusive numbered and signed postcard featuring a photograph from the making of the album. A limited number of Webstore Exclusive Tour Prints (50 x 70cm) are also available.

***The band have also announced EU/US dates (below). Pre-sale for Manchester and London dates available when you pre-order ’The Talkies’ on CD or Vinyl from our webstore before 12pm BST Monday 10th June (general sale Thursday 13th). All other dates on sale tomorrow 7th June at 9am local time from the band’s website. Click here for full terms and conditions. 

The first track to be released from the album is “Shoulderblades”, for which the band’s long-time collaborator Bob Gallagher has made a video. Watch it here.

Bob on the video: “I think it’s a real testament to the creative spirit of the band that they encouraged me to go outside my comfort zone and attempt to make something with no props or set dressing or conventional narrative, and to try and articulate an idea with dance and movement.

“The Talkies” was recorded in November 2018 at Ballintubbert House, a stately home on the outskirts of Dublin “a few pay grades above what we’re used to”. The alien construction of Ballintubbert and its corridors help to navigate Girl Bands cataclysmic sound within a world of its own.

Bandmember Alan Duggan underlines this thought: “In many ways the idea behind the album was to make an audio representation of the house” - Daniel continues - “We recorded all the drums twice: once on the landing and once in the cellar, and during production we could actually cut in between both these sounds.”

Daniel with his feet in both camps as musician and producer explains: “After we cancelled the last tour we weren’t really writing together as much anymore so we were more into demoing and writing down parts then cutting them up, collaging them together in the computer and reconfiguring them that way”.

In Oona we found an incredible co-conspirator, I couldn’t imagine any other dancer being able to bring that combination of beauty and violence to the video. The idea grew out of Dara’s reference to the character of Ed Mordake, a man with two faces, so duality was a major theme. It was interesting for me to see how well dance allows an idea to live in the abstract so it can remain very open. It can mean what it means to the band, and also what it means to Oona and to myself. Hopefully that translates in a way that people watching it can find something in it to relate to, strange as it may be.”

’The Talkies’ tracklisting:


Going Norway


Couch Combover


Salmon of Knowledge





Prefab Castle



USA Dates 

2nd Oct - Chicago - Beat Kitchen 

4th Oct - Allston, MA - Great Scott 

5th Oct - Philly, PA - Boot and Saddle 

6th Oct - Washington, DC - Songbyrd, DC

8th Oct - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere 


UK/ EU Dates

2nd Nov - Manchester - Academy 2

5th Nov - London - Electric Ballroom

7th Nov - Brussels - Botanique

10th Nov - Utrecht - Le Guess Who 

12th Nov - Berlin - Lido 

14th Nov - La Maroquinerie - Paris

22nd Nov - Vicar street - Dublin

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